Author Archives: NMN

Coins mark start of WWI

Since late last year the first coins marking the centenary have begun to appear. Continue reading

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Solid number note tops auction

A 1953 $2 Legal Tender note with solid serial numbers, A11111111A, in PMG 64 EPQ Choice Uncirculated took top honors, bringing $28,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions sale, March 6-8. Continue reading

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Mint posts last-minute limits

Order limits were placed on National Baseball Hall of Fame commemoratives the day before their March 27 release. Continue reading

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Most secure shows named

The Best Secured Coin Shows of 2013 have been selected by Col. Steven Ellsworth of the Butternut Company in Clifton, Va. Continue reading

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Collectors bullish on Chinese Pandas

“These are just bullion coins. Why do you care about dates?” Continue reading

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Bulgaria, U.S. Customs restrict ancient coins

The status of ancient coins imported into the United States from parts of Eastern Europe appears to be caught in a lose-lose situation. Continue reading

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What is the right grade to seek for notes?

Auction action is one method of gauging the market. Currently it appears that while great notes are up, really good notes seem a bit soft, especially in circulated collector grades. Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (04/01/14)

Commemorative coins should be a way to attract new collectors. Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Lincoln experience changes mind

Many readers may remember my remarks in this column regarding the discontinuance of the penny in America’s coinage. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Ancient practice sees many variations

Explain the practice of placing a coin in the mouth of a deceased person. Continue reading

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